Lucas Oil T.Q. Can-Am Midgets

Dryden Sweeps Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget features at Sauble

Charging through the field in both features, Darren Dryden swept the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget event at Sauble Speedway on Sunday.

For the first feature, Luc Munsie started pole ahead of Cassidy March, Dominique Smith, Ryan Fraser, Adrian Stahle, Brandon Zavarella, Adam Racine, Jeff Blackburn, Cory Whittam, Darren Dryden, Brandon Hauck, Bob Bailey, and Daniel Hawn.

The feature didn’t get off to a smooth start with a caution on the opening lap for Hawn going around. The second attempt was clean with Munsie grabbing the advantage ahead of Fraser and Stahle. Fraser then moved into the top spot on Lap 2, bringing Stahle and Racine through with him, as Dryden got alongside Munsie for fourth at Lap 3.

At the front of the field, Stahle got alongside Fraser for the top spot on Lap 4, with Dryden taking them three-wide the next lap. Dryden would become the new leader at Lap 6 ahead of Stahle, and Racine, with Fraser passing Racine for third a lap later. Racine now ran fourth ahead of Zaverella, Smith, Whittam, and Hauck.

Fraser didn’t stay third for long, as Racine passed him back for the spot on Lap 10. Zaverella continued to run fifth ahead of Smith, Whittam, Hauck, Blackburn, Munsie, and Hawn. The second caution would fly on Lap 11 for March spinning in turn three.

Dryden got a good restart to keep the top spot, but the caution came right back out on Lap 13 for another spin by March, this time in turn two. The second attempt didn’t go much, with the motor going on Racine for the fourth yellow flag at Lap 14.

The third time was a charm as Dryden held serve ahead of Stahle, Fraser and Zaverella, as Smith and Whittam battled for fifth. Smith held on to the spot, pulling ahead on Lap 17 initially, but Whittam would get right back aside. Whittam then took the fifth position on Lap 19, bringing Hauck through with him. Smith now ran seventh as March got alongside Munsie for eighth. March would get the spot on Lap 22, ahead of Munsie, Blackburn, Hawn, and Bailey.

Darren Dryden led the rest of the way to the victory ahead of Adrian Stahle, Ryan Fraser, Brandon Zavarella, Cory Whittam, Brandon Hauck, Dominique Smith, Cassidy March, Luc Munsie, Jeff Blackburn, Daniel Hawn, and Bob Bailey.

Come time for the second feature, Jeff Blackburn started pole ahead of Cassidy March, Dominique Smith, Luc Munsie, Brandon Hauck, Cory Whittam, Brandon Zavarella, Ryan Fraser, Darren Dryden, Adrian Stahle, Daniel Hawn, and Bob Bailey.

March took the early advantage ahead of Smith and Whittam, but the caution flew on Lap 1 for Munsie spinning in turn two.

The second attempt to start the event was clean with Smith grabbing the top spot ahead of Whittam, as Hauck and March battled for third. Hauck got the third spot on Lap 2, bringing Zavarella, Stahle, and Dryden through with him. Dryden then got alongside Stahle for fifth at Lap 3, completing the pass two laps later. Behind them, Fraser ran seventh ahead of March, Hawn, and Bailey.

At the front of the field, Whittam tracked down Smith for the lead, getting alongside at Lap 8. Whittam took the lead a lap later, with Hauck and Dryden following him through. Dryden then moved to second on Lap 10 after making the pass on Hauck. Behind them, Zaverella ran fourth ahead of Smith and Fraser.

Dryden’s climb to the front was complete on Lap 12, when he got alongside Whittam for the lead, completing the pass a lap later.

Darren Dryden led the rest of the way to score the victory ahead of Cory Whittam, Brandon Hauck, Brandon Zavarella, Ryan Fraser, Adrian Stahle, Dominique Smith, Cassidy March, Daniel Hawn, Bob Bailey, and Jeff Blackburn.

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